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Vieja melanura (Redhead cichlid; Quetzal cichlid; Quetzal; Pastel cichlid)

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Wikipedia Abstract

Paraneetroplus synspilus, the quetzal cichlid, redhead cichlid or firehead cichlid, is a species of cichlid native to Central America where it occurs in the Usumacinta River drainage in the countries of Mexico, Belize and Guatemala. This species can reach a length of 35 centimetres (14 in) TL. It is also popular in the aquarium trade.
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Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Upper Usumacinta Guatemala, Mexico Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Upland Rivers    

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Maya Multiple Use Area 1156412 Guatemala  
Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve VI 1312618 Mexico  
Shipstern Nature Reserve IV 20453 Belize


Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


America, North - Inland waters; Asia - Inland waters; Belize; Central America: Atlantic slope, in the Usumacinta River drainage in Mexico, Guatemala and Belize.; Guatemala; Mexico; Neotropical; Singapore;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License